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Dead colony? Send in a few dead bees to Beltsville, MD for a free autopsy.

Boston area resident request form for exclusion from pesticide applications for summer 2015.

2015 Boston sources for Bees and Supplies

Document on Massachusetts Beekeepers Association Best Management Practices.

Upcoming Events

Apr
11
Boston Nature Center, Mattapan
Apr 11th 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
This intermediate level beekeeping workshop will discuss the causes of and reasons for honeybee swarms, how to manage and reduce the swarm impulse in your own hives, and what to do if you notice swarming behavior in your colonies. If weather and time permit, we may head outside to the apiary. Please wear long pants, closed toe shoes, and bring your veil if you have one.

Apr
16
Follow The Honey
Apr 16th 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
We are excited to invite you to join mother-daughter apis melliferous team, Mary & Caneen Canning, as they share their “honey for humanity” social entrepreneurship journey into the heart of Africa, bringing home wild Tanzania Asali. The evening will kick off with light refreshments & a short video vignette featuring traditional to modern beekeeping in Tanzania, followed by Mary & Caneen sharing their journey to help alleviate poverty through "honey money" in alignment with Prime Minister Mizengo Pinda and business partner, David Camara, CEO of Tanzania National Beekeeping Supplies; a partnership forged to demonstrate how community based resource management protects wildlife and the environment while returning profit to human stewards.

Apr
18
Nave Gallery Annex
Apr 18th - All Day
The Birds and the Bees exhibition invites artists to explore and celebrate fecundity in all its guises. 2 and 3-D work as well as small mixed media installations which explore this topic literally, poetically, figuratively or metaphorically are welcome for consideration along with imagery exclusively of birds, or exclusively bees.